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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 17, 2013 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: furthur stream

Watched most of last night and watching now.
The bad:
Just do not like the Jerry clone at all. Nothing personal just not only hated the idea but turns them even more of a cover band covering themselves. Some decent stuff it isn't like he doesn't have any chops but seems like he's off or doesn't fit. Plus the vocals are definitely cover band bad.

The good: once again another of a million examples of how freakin generous the band is. Streaming all four shows? How cool is that?

Playing at a small club like that is way cool!

Setlists are varied and great. Wish they could have gotten to be daring again when Jerry was still here.

Overall seems like in rehearsal mode to me but damn how can one complain? I know I wish I was there.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 18, 2013 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

"Wish they could have gotten to be daring again when Jerry was still here."
me too!

Phil's playing seems better than ever & Jeff's keys are just incredible- compare him to pig, keith, tc, brent, bruce or vince.

He's my favorite in the hot seat (though I really liked Brent & Bruce).

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 18, 2013 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

Agree fully on all points. Jeff is awesome and Phil is mind-blowingly good. Listening now and I am liking this jam a lot. Still wouldn't pay $160 to be there but this stream is a generous and high quality offering.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 18, 2013 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

should Eddie Money have filled his shoes? Generous? - Weir would ask for your first born if he thought he could get away with it. Sweetwater? - only because it was Jer's place back in the day. Varied? - they didn't break out (+ butcher) enough stuff in the 90's? rehearsal?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 18, 2013 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

ducats did you not get breastfed as a child or something ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 18, 2013 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

blow me?

;)


[see? the 'blow me' line is predicted given your hypothesis: oral fixation! Brilliant, J, brilliant!!!]

[part II: maybe that explains the Bob/Phil dichotomy? Well, assuming you agree: Bob a bit more uptight, worried about $, while Phil's a bit more laidback, "life's a gift" kinda guy (like me, right? ahem), etc., etc...]

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

how do I figure out my diet as a youngin?


....another time forgoten space

This post was modified by ducats on 2013-01-18 18:08:09

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 18, 2013 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

Hey d--have to agree w ya on the Bob comment; I know it's "his" music, and he's got bills and all, but the guys seems almost soulless these days...

[J--understand your take on it as well; saw Leo Kottke last night, and he was GREAT, though hard to expect him to do what he used to do...he can't play that way, as he admits, but the show was great for a geezer]

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 18, 2013 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

John is pretty good. It would be cool to hear Furthur focus more on the improvisational jams with a guitarist like Kimock or Scofield, for example. At the same time, if this is what Bobby and Phil want to do, then who am I to demand them to do anything else?

This new Sweetwater is a different venue/location than the old one where Jerry used to play all the time. This new building was purchased from the Mason Lodge. Bobby's the main investor in the revived Sweetwater brand.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

I mentioned this in a recent "Furthur" thread . Though I like the band, your "Kimock or Scofield" comment echoes some of my feelings, of what I might like to see . I like a lot of the ideas/setlists thy come up with, but I end up somehow "liking" them, and not "loving" them .

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

Seems to be a common sentiment. I've seen Furthur about a half dozen times and at this point I'm kind of burnt out on that band. I've seen them play all the Grateful Dead tunes that I wanted to hear and I've been impressed. I just don't feel a strong need to go see them again at this point.

That said, I'll probably check out a summertime Bay Area show just for shits and giggles.

I would be much more interested in seeing this band if I knew they would be covering unexplored improvisational territory. Seems like they are really focused on the songs instead of the massive jams at this point.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

I'd also like to see Ratdog back together. I was lucky enough to be present at the reunion last January and it was a lot of fun.

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jan 18, 2013 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

I am really into this band, so this is what I would like to offer:

1) I much prefer Warren Haynes to JK, but I will admit that JK is improving (slowly)

2) The band has been stuck in the same rotation of songs for a solid year now; its time to open it up, and as long as JK is there, let him sing songs as Baby Blue, Train to Cry, Etalia.......put a GAG on Bobby and his huge forehead and ego.

3) Chimenti is the not so secret weapon of this band.....god knows I love Phil, but even he is a bit too loud in the mix at times.

just my humble opinion

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

i agree on Warren. great Phil + friends with him in the line-up.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 18, 2013 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

not me. I respect Warren a ton and he's way talented but I don't like his sound with Grateful Dead type music. At least not as the driving force. To me Kimock was the best guitarist that's played with any post Jerry lineup

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 18, 2013 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

I thought Robben Ford was pretty damn good in the Phil & Friends lineup I saw with Paul Barrerre and Billy Payne from LIttle Feat.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 18, 2013 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

I'm not sure if I've heard Ford play with Phil ( although I new he did ) but I really dug when Barrerre and Payne played with Phil in 99. I like all those original Phil configurations in 99, Trey and Page, Jorma, Dave Nelson Band, Little Feet.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 18, 2013 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: furthur stream

wasn't Warren the first one up in 96 or 97? thought i remember seeing them at the Beacon